63 episodes

Step into the intricate world of Biglaw with Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, where seasoned legal journalist David Lat and Lateral Link Principal Zach Sandberg unveil the ins and outs of the dynamic legal lateral market, complemented by conversations with influential figures in the industry. From in-depth discussions with renowned Biglaw Attorneys to strategic insights from astute General Counsels and pioneering visions from innovative Legal Industry CEOs, our podcast brings the perspectives of legal elites directly to you.

We navigate beyond mere lateral movements and market trends, offering a valuable blend of insightful analyses, substantive discussions, and expert viewpoints to empower your journey through the global legal landscape. Subscribe and equip yourself with enriched knowledge and understandings from the peak of the legal sector, ensuring you stride with confidence in the competitive realm of Biglaw.

Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers Lateral Link

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

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Step into the intricate world of Biglaw with Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, where seasoned legal journalist David Lat and Lateral Link Principal Zach Sandberg unveil the ins and outs of the dynamic legal lateral market, complemented by conversations with influential figures in the industry. From in-depth discussions with renowned Biglaw Attorneys to strategic insights from astute General Counsels and pioneering visions from innovative Legal Industry CEOs, our podcast brings the perspectives of legal elites directly to you.

We navigate beyond mere lateral movements and market trends, offering a valuable blend of insightful analyses, substantive discussions, and expert viewpoints to empower your journey through the global legal landscape. Subscribe and equip yourself with enriched knowledge and understandings from the peak of the legal sector, ensuring you stride with confidence in the competitive realm of Biglaw.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 63: Katherine Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of Flo Recruit on Innovating Firm Recruitment

    Episode 63: Katherine Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of Flo Recruit on Innovating Firm Recruitment

    This week on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, we sit down with Katherine Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of Flo Recruit, a company making waves in the way both law schools and law firms orchestrate their recruitment processes. Katherine tells us the story of how she started innovating in the legal industry before graduating from college. We then discuss how the company strives to tackle some of the more complex operational challenges faced by law firms in their never-ending efforts to recruit the top talent. For his move of the week, Zach covers Javad Asghari’s move to Simpson Thacher, while David dives into a string of recent high-profile antitrust hires.

    • 29 min
    Episode 62 - Colin Levy, Evangelist and Director of Legal at Malbek on Legal Tech

    Episode 62 - Colin Levy, Evangelist and Director of Legal at Malbek on Legal Tech

    In this episode of Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, we tackle all things legal technology with Colin Levy, a thought leader in the field. In his current role as Evangelist and Director of Legal at Malbek, Colin acts as a luminary for those not yet accustomed to rapidly-evolving technology and the increasingly important role it plays in attorneys’ lives. Join us for this wide-ranging discussion, covering topics from the ability of AI to augment performance to a candid conversation with Colin about his own mental health journey. For the move of the week, Zach covers Barnes & Thornburg’s recent acquisition on a restructuring team in Atlanta, while David takes a look at McDermott’s hiring of a white collar group from Orrick, led by Guy Singer.

    • 28 min
    Episode 61 - Pierre Gentin, Chief Legal Officer at McKinsey & Co, on Passion and Professionalism

    Episode 61 - Pierre Gentin, Chief Legal Officer at McKinsey & Co, on Passion and Professionalism

    In this episode, we have a deep, thoughtful conversation with Pierre Gentin, McKinsey's Chief Legal Officer and the first non-consultant elected a senior partner in the firm's almost 100-year history. Pierre defines the elements of excellence to which attorneys can aspire while waxing philosophical about how people can find meaning in their work. As Pierre so eloquently puts it, "There are arrows of inspiration flying over us all the time, but do we reach up and grab them?" The conversation lends a fresh perspective to the work that we do day in and day out, while also digging into the dynamics of an esteemed organization, like McKinsey, as it expands globally.

    • 38 min
    Episode 60: Breaking Barriers - Husch Blackwell's Emily Logan Stedman on Navigating Partnership, Mental Health Advocacy, and Female Leadership in Law

    Episode 60: Breaking Barriers - Husch Blackwell's Emily Logan Stedman on Navigating Partnership, Mental Health Advocacy, and Female Leadership in Law

    Join David Lat and Zach Sandberg on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers as they chat with Emily Logan Stedman, newly appointed partner at Husch Blackwell and advocate for lawyer well-being. Emily shares her journey to partnership, her commitment to mental health in the legal community, and how she balances leadership with personal well-being. She discusses the evolving role of women in law, mentoring, and her strategies for personal branding and business development. Emily also offers advice to junior associates and law students, including the use of the billable hour as a time-management tool. In Moves of the Week, we spotlight Kimberly Branscome's move to Paul, Weiss in Los Angeles, King & Spalding welcoming longtime Hollingsworth litigator Greg Chernack in DC, and Hogan Lovells hiring 23 M&A lawyers from Orrick in Italy. Tune in for insights on legal career growth, mental health advocacy, and the importance of personal branding. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and share with your network!

    • 31 min
    Episode 59: Exploring Finance and Mentorship - A Conversation with DLA Piper's Matt Schwartz

    Episode 59: Exploring Finance and Mentorship - A Conversation with DLA Piper's Matt Schwartz

    Join David Lat and Zach Sandberg on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers as they chat with Matt Schwartz, Practice Group Leader and Chair of the US Finance Group at DLA Piper. Matt shares his journey from starting at DLA Piper to running finance transactions to leading the US practice group. He also talks about the evolution and current state of the finance industry, as well as what he expects in the finance world in 2024. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the value of mentorship, for mentors as well as mentees, plus practical advice from Matt about time management. In Moves of the Week, we spotlight one Cravath partner joining Davis Polk, a second going to Freshfields, and Debevoise welcoming Rick Sofield as partner, enhancing its national security offerings. Tune in for a comprehensive look at legal excellence and leadership. Ad don't forget to rate, review, subscribe, and share with your network!

    • 34 min
    Episode 58: Kannon Shanmugam, Paul, Weiss Partner - Mastering Supreme Court Advocacy & Pioneering Leadership

    Episode 58: Kannon Shanmugam, Paul, Weiss Partner - Mastering Supreme Court Advocacy & Pioneering Leadership

    Join us on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers, where hosts David Lat and Zach Sandberg sit down with Kannon Shanmugam, one of the nation's preeminent Supreme Court advocates. A partner at Paul, Weiss, Kannon serves as chair of the firm's Supreme Court and appellate practice, chair of the D.C. office, and co-chair of litigation. On the podcast, he discusses how his study of the classics was an ideal background for a lawyer, his distinctive style as a Supreme Court litigator, and his approaches to teaching advocacy and mentorship. Kannon also reflects on his time at Paul, Weiss, which he joined five years ago this month, and shares some of the strategies behind its remarkable success, as well as his career advice for law students and lawyers. In this week's Moves of the Week, David shares the news of Torridon Law, the law firm founded by former attorney general Bill Barr and former Facebook general counsel Ted Ullyot, hiring former White House lawyers Pat Cipollone, Pat Philbin, and Kate Todd, while Zach highlights McDermott's strategic addition of a healthcare team from Wilson Sonsini. Don't miss this episode for an in-depth look at legal excellence and leadership. Remember to rate, review, subscribe, and share Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers with your colleagues and friends!

    • 39 min

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